Supporting organisations

Department for International Trade

We are responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us. This includes developing, coordinating and delivering a new trade and investment policy to promote UK business across the globe.

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Automotive & Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP)

AMAP is part of the Faculty of Applied Sciences within the University of Sunderland and we hold complementary skills and knowledge across the automotive and manufacturing sectors. Our vision for AMAP is to inform, inspire and innovate in Advanced Manufacturing, which we will achieve by being an innovative, accessible, and outward facing provider of support for industry. This will be based upon the application of research and knowledge of Advanced Manufacturing regionally, nationally and internationally - adding unique value and excellence to differentiate and enhance the student experience, the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the University.

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Everything we do, from business support to championing manufacturing and engineering in the UK and the EU, is designed to help our industry thrive, innovate and compete locally and globally.

We work with and for a whole range of people, including industry leaders, managers, professional staff, apprentices, policy-makers, and the media.

No matter their size or field, EEF is eager to provide tools, campaigning and support our members need to thrive. We believe in UK manufacturing and its contribution to the economy and community. We’re here to help.

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Zenoot is a single source of information to help manufacturers increase efficiency, reduce waste, improve quality, innovate processes, embrace the latest technology and become more profitable.

Zenoot was created to be the go-to source of insight, information, statistics and improvement tips for UK manufacturers and those involved in UK manufacturing. It showcases examples of world class manufacturing and the very best manufacturers through informative case studies, articles, interviews, challenging thought-leadership and statistics. We bring the success stories of how manufacturers and their partners have implemented improvement projects.

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Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership is responsible for creating and delivering economic growth and jobs in the county. This is achieved through a partnership approach with business, local government, the third sector and higher and further education.

Worcestershire LEP is responsible for developing and delivering Worcestershire’s 10-year Strategic Economic Plan which was submitted to Government in March 2014. The WLEP is working to:

  • Create 25,000 jobs
  • Increase Gross Value Added (GVA) by £2.9bn
  • Contribute towards the delivery of 21,500 new homes by 2025.

A total of £71.71m of Growth Deal funding is available between 2015 and 2021 for agreed economic projects to ensure that Worcestershire is a world class place to work, invest and do business.

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Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP)

The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) aims to create the conditions for enterprise to flourish resulting in greater economic prosperity across the Black Country area.

It will do this through facilitation and co-ordination of actions by private, public and voluntary sector organisations with a focus on stimulating the drivers of economic development, education & skills development and infrastructure & environmental enhancements.

Outcomes from these collective actions are focussed on increasing the levels of employment, improving the levels of businesses operating within the area, modernisation and diversifying the business base and up skilling across the workforce, which will all contribute to the BCLEP's Key Performance Measure of closing the Black Country's productivity gap.

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Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival

The first ever Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival is set to ignite the local business scene.

From 20th November to 1st December the region will come alive with a fortnight of exciting business events put on by local organisations from right across the region.

From small networking workshops or seminars to large trade shows or national conferences – there will be an abundance of opportunities to grow your business, as well as to drive economic growth and inward investment for the region.

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